Surfline did an article titled “Worst August Ever” where they broke down the weather patterns that effected the waves this August. It’s an interesting article although it blabs a lot about “dominant high pressure ridges” which makes sense, but doesn’t at the same time. It was helpful to hear some explanation for the lack of swell, but it made one thing pretty clear. Nicaragua was not the worst place to be. Looking back at the reports and blogs, we were probably a great place to be. Except for a couple days with early morning on shore winds combined with small swell, we didn’t get skunked. 80-90% of the time we were still getting at least shoulder high waves, small barrels, and ripable faces. Yeah, it wasn’t stellar…but it sure could have been worse. You could have been on the East Coast, Wests Coast, Carribbean, or any other number of places. Many of the days here were low quality by our standards, but would certainly have been stellar moments by other coast’s standards. If that was the “Worst August Ever”, I’ll take it!